§ Mr. Manuel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the planning of the Irvine bypass.
§ Mr. Ross
The line of the by-pass for which a trunk road order was made in July, 1964 has been examined by the consultants who are advising me on the possible future pattern of development east of Irvine and found consistent with their proposals. I have invited Ayr County Council, as my agent authority, to proceed with trial bores and an aerial survey of the line.